March 8th, 2011 Posted 7:00 pm
“To me a bicycle is a machine of magic … taking me on to the ways of satisfied happiness; giving to me the good friendship I enjoy with others, and to share with me the delights and ecstasies of the outdoors. It gives to me the pleasures of mingling the past with the present … always discovering … always learning. Above all it gives to me also, memories to cherish and store inwardly, as I wheel my ways on joyous days … such a day has been today.” Albert Winstanley 1917-2012
Planning and riding a SFNR makes me think and these thoughts can sometimes be profound. I re-read Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle recently. I found my perfect motto or aphorism for SFNR
“Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God” Book of Bokonon
Sheffield FridayNightRides for Sep 2012 to Jul 2013 are on the Future Sheffield FNR page
Weather looks like it will lift
This ride is ON ON ON!
“Grow your Own” a ride to to Hazlehurst Coop, Transition Sheffield
Fri May 17 2013
Start: 6.30 Barkers Pool
The ride to Hazelhurst is titled Grow your Own and the plan is to visit sites of grow your own schemes and pass by some allotments on our way to and from Hazelhurst Coop. Many of these are ‘covered’ by the umbrella of Transition Sheffield. We should get up there by 8.15
At Hazlehurst we will have some (veggie) soup and the food you bring. Scheme workers and volunteers will talk about what they do and how it all works - you may even want to know about volunteering yourself.
This ride will be our 60th ride so we hit our Diamond Jubilee. A celebratory event where we “break bread and drink together” will be communal (almost sacramental!) and certainly fun.
All details on how to sign up to the ride and show what you may bring then go to Next Sheffield FNR
All welcome – if you’ve never been on one of these before, no worries, just join in and … please, please sign up that you’re going and bringing a dish
The route is all on roads and here is a map with elevation profile
Climbing up via the Norfolk Park/Arbourthorne/Gleadless/Hemsworth route and returning on the Heeley/Meersbrook/Norton.
I’ve done a recce and its beautiful out there! (sunset will be just after 9)
Cost: You may be asked to collectively cover the cost of the soup etc so pls bring some change and pay a donation for any draught beer you have – Ta
People are doing it for themselves!
My life has changed and
I can’t sustain a monthly SFNR after July (SFNR 5th birthday)
I can do some – say about 5 a year – and they may change from timetabled to ‘random’, depending on the weather really.
Notices can still go out on the website, email, fb and tw, and the general resource of the website will remain
If anybody else wants to contribute a ride, or lead one of the old ones, or help in organising & collaborating with SFNR then get back to me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycle Maintenance classes throughout the year from Sep 2012 to Jul 2013
Evening cycle maintenance classes are running Sep 2012 to 2013 year (again) at ReCycleBikes, you can book now and you can visit ReCycleBikes to talk about the classes .
Course fees, course dates up to July 2013 and contact details to book on the ReCycleBikes evening classes page
Learn how to use the
I get ride info sent to me from time to time and if you want to get out on your bikes more then …
don’t forget to look on these sites: local CTC site; the Sheffield Clarion Cycling Club;, the Steel City Riders; Ride Sheffield; Sheffield Shopper Society; No Balls Biking; Sheffield Women’s Cycling – see side bar Other Sheffield Rides for all these.
Should SFNR have an anthem? – this is a great tune about liberty and joy for us to hum and la la la as we pedal
Click on this logo, check out what it says, sign up if you want to. I know its News International, obviously linked to News Corp who sponsor all that cycling through SKY; but I think this is genuinely felt – shock that a colleague ordinarily commuting to work can be seriously injured through poor vehicle design and driver behaviour.
Cheer yourself up before the next ride – take a dekko at this
Fraternal/Sororal Rides: There used to be a London FridayNightRide www.fridaynightride.com (where I was inducted into the experience) sadly no more. If any body knows of another FNR like this one – there are other FNRs which cycle to the coast and all that kind of stuff but we are not into distance or endurance or power (I think we are in it for the joy of social urban riding and being a tourist in your own backyard) then I could maybe see if any other FNR wants to do a fraternal/sororal ride sometime in Sheffield and vice-versa.
“FridayNightRiders of the World Unite!”
“We have nothing to lose but our chains!”
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